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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is one of the first things the men ask Hodges to do when they see him?
2. Why is Jones sent back to the World?
3. What happens to Hodges as the helicopters arrive to carry the wounded to safety?
4. What is the duty the men are leaving for when they climb into the truck?
5. Why doesn't Snake want to follow Kersey's order to set up his men in the paddy?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Snake go to the company office tent?
2. What does Hodges' mother do with the flag and gold medal she receives that Hodges earned while in the war?
3. What is in the letter that Bagger takes from a dead VC soldier?
4. Why does Goodrich go to the Regimental Legal Officer's tent?
5. What is Snake's mother doing two years after he is killed in Vietnam?
6. What is Mitsuko's response when Hodges asks her to marry him?
7. What does Hodges notice in his old classmate that he meets in the mess hall?
8. How do Goodrich's parents welcome him back home?
9. How does Snake keep his team motivated to move through the gunfire toward the cemetery to help Senator's team?
10. What does Hodges see as he peers through the fog?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
1) Compare and contrast the characters of Hodges and Kersey.
2) Summarize the impact each character has on the story.
3) How is each character realistic in his view toward life, considering the time period in which the story takes place?
4) How do their roles as soldiers differ? Cite examples from the novel.
Essay Topic 2
Goodrich is one of the main constants throughout the novel. He is mentioned in all parts of the story and everyone's life seems to revolve around him.
1) Explain how Goodrich and the characters intertwine as the book progresses.
2) What relationship does he have with Hodges, Snake, Bagger, Phony, Mark, and his parents?
Essay Topic 3
1) Describe the unexpected act of Goodrich when he speaks at the anti-war rally.
2) Why does he think Snake would be proud of his actions?
3) What evidence of change takes place in Goodrich's personality?
4) How does he regard himself in this new role he makes for himself?
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